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John S.

New York, NY, USA


I am a 2013 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, specializing in multi-media journalism, with a focus on politics and cultural reporting. I have nearly a nearly a decade of experience as a writer, reporter, and researcher. My interests include national security, political organizing, human rights, and climate change, among many others. From 2013-2014, I worked with Susan Farkas, a veteran TV producer, on short-form documentary projects completed for the UN’s International Foundation for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Al Jazeera’s program America Tonight. I also spent five months as a news assistant with NY1, where I conducted interviews and filmed video used by reporters and anchors as part of their daily packages and investigative pieces. Last fall, I was a researcher and production assistant with Jigsaw Productions, where I assisted a team of producers assembling multiple episodes for a documentary series, Death Row Stories, which aired on CNN. I grew up in New York City, and graduated from Georgetown University in 2005. From June of 2005 until September of 2007, I worked in Washington, DC for Rep. Louise M. Slaughter and the House Committee on Rules as a press and communications staffer. I then joined the Obama for America campaign as a field organizer. I worked in Iowa for three months, primarily focusing on high school outreach in towns around the state. After the caucus on January 3rd, 2008, I campaigned for Obama in Utah, Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Montana, and Ohio. In May of 2009, I joined the staff of Media Matters for America, where I was a writer and media analyst until May of 2010, at which point I left the organization and moved to Chicago, IL to pursue journalism. I was an intern at the Chicago Reader from September until December, 2010, and subsequently contributed freelance blog posts and pieces to that paper.

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